BBQ Contest

No BBQ contest this year? Last years was so much fun.

Topic by branonls 8 years ago


Building a FireTub - A charcoal burner from an old washing machine drum

About two years ago a friend of mine told me that you could use washing machine drums as charcoal burners. Generally they would be placed on bricks, filled with charcoal and because of the holes in the sides they put out a lot of heat. It just so happened that we had recently had a good marquee blow down and I'd kept the tubing because I'm a bit of a womble (it drives my wife nuts). Anyway I set about building a tripod frame to hold the washing machine drum off the ground. Step by step construction instructions can be found here..: http://theaccidentalartisan.wordpress.com/2011/07/25/buiilding-a-firetub/

Topic by powkesmore 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Should a barbecue burner be made out of copper pipe? Will it release toxic fumes when lit?

I've replaced my bbq grill burners with some i made out of copper pipe.  Is it safe to use copper as burner material?

Question by userman2222 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Are knex kitchen utensils allowed?

I have made a really cool working kitchen tool from knex ( not gonna say what! ) and I want to know if it can go in this contest?

Topic by Bartboy 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Paper Airplane Barbecue Dodger Contest 2011 [Open]

Can it dodge fire? Can it dodge coal? Can it last after the dodge? Well you need to make it do this. You can have: Unlimited amount of feet. Any type of plane unless it requires the target. When it will close: At 2013 start of auttum. It is a LONG Reserch, Concept, Paper Airplane contest so take some times!

Topic by wat. 7 years ago


Top 10 BBQ Instructables

With the 4th of July quickly approaching and summer heading into full swing, we've selected some of our favorite barbecue-related Instructables. These are not only about the cooking, but also about the whole barbecue experience--from meal accessories to the grill itself. Don't forget about the BBQ PDQ Contest, which is open until July 6th! Ground Beef Burgers For a fresh, from-scratch burger, check out this recipe. You can follow it all the way from grinding the beef to serving the completed burger.   Grilled Stuffed Peppers You can do a lot more with the grill than just making burgers, hot dogs, and chicken. These stuffed peppers are a great way to use your grill for a very different type of meal. Cut A Watermelon No summer barbecue is complete without watermelon— and you can cut your watermelon and remove the seeds at the same time. Jello Fruit Salad This Jello fruit salad brings a sweet, summery touch to go along with your main meal. Make a Pie Crust Trying to make a classic 4th of July apple pie? Use this pie crust and fill with whatever you like to make the perfect pie. Sweet Soy Ribs For a different spin on grilling ribs, try these sweet soy grilled short ribs or use the marinade to coat something else. Frozen Banana Smoothie What could be better than enjoying the summer days with a cold fruit smoothie? This frozen banana smoothie will satisfy anyone at your barbecue. Start BBQ Coals If you're having trouble getting the coals to light for your barbecue, check out these helpful tips to get your grill going strong. Build Your Own BBQ For a slightly larger project, you can make a barbecue area in your own backyard. This professional-looking project would fit in well in any yard. Hobobeque Or, if you want to be questioned by police (or family, friends, neighbors, etc.) you can try the revolutionary hobobeque. No explanation can do it justice, but it would certainly make for an interesting BBQ story. With these BBQ recipes, tips, and ideas, your barbecue can be more enjoyable than ever before.

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what's the best (most efficient) way to skewer the meat together by a metal pin or bamboo pin?

We love barbecue here. Our way to do the barbecue is to skewer (spit) the meat together by a metal pin or bamboo pin. Normally we do it manually. Does anybody know if there is one more efficient method or some kinds of equipment we can use on the skewering?

Question by Steve Zhang 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Google Burns Down, Twitter Knows First!

A blaze broke out at Google's British headquarters today, when a rooftop barbecue got out of control.The blaze broke out on the roof patio of the company's London offices at lunchtime, the fire brigade said.Around 5,000 Google staff and employees from other firms based in the six-floor building were evacuated.Within minutes nearby workers had posted pictures of the blaze on the social networking website Twitter.A spokesman from Google said: 'We have free food for staff at our offices and today was a barbecue day. We were having a barbecue on the patio where the fire started, but we're waiting to hear from the firefighters whether the two are linked.'Daily mail article.

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can't access PDF?

Unable to dlowload a PDF for "Brick Barbecue". I have tried this a number of ways -- "left click, right click and save, print PDF, etc.” -- and all have failed.?

Question by ftcastle 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Best Slow Cooker Recipes

I know we all got 'em but what's your favorite slow cooker recipe? I'll show you mine if you show me yours ;) 1 4-5 pound Pork Butt Roast 1 Tablespoon seasoned salt 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon pepper 4 tablespoons liquid smoke 1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings 1 cup water Mix the dry seasonings together in a bowl. Rinse the roast off and then hit with the liquid smoke, rubbing in where crevices are. Sprinkle on the dry seasoning and rub into meat. Pour the 1 cup of water into crock pot and then place the meat in being carful not splash water every where. Cover in your cut onion, place the lid on, set the heat to low, and allow to cook for 7-9 hours. When you pull it out, just shred it up with a couple forks and serve on buns with some (homemade) barbecue sauce.

Topic by TomatoMustard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Barefoot Waterskiing, Mini S'Mores Grill, Burger Recipes

  Barefoot Waterskiing Mini S'mores Grill Burger Recipes Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries Tetris Ice Cubes PVC Sprinkler Toy Cooking From Scratch DIY Barbecue Sauce Memorial Day How to Fish USB Flag Memorial Backyard Theatre Fly a Kite Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Build a Water Mortar  

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Pictures from the Instructables BBQ!

On Thursday, Instructables celebrated the fourth day of Instructacon with a barbecue in Golden Gate Park. Some friends and fans joined the crew from HQ for some grilled specialties, lawn games, socializing, and a talking hydrogen rocket (in true Instructables style, we tested its limits and broke it very quickly).Here are some pictures from the event--be sure to join us for future events if you are in the San Francisco area!

Topic by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how does a blow torch work

i was thinking of making a mini blow torch. but i have no idea how it works or hot to make on. my bro has this mini torch that give out a blue flame. it just uses a simple refeulable cartridge. it uses butane. i have a barbecue lighter i dissected and i want to make one. but does anyone know how it works or how to make one?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Trash-Burning Car, Giant Bristlebot, 25 Cent Ring

Trash-Burning Car Giant Bristlebot 25 Cent Ring Magnetic Rubik's Dice Cube Paper Wallet Weld a Barbecue Easy Rain Barrel Build an Artificial Reef How to Freeze Blueberries Beach Towel for Two Terra Cotta Fountain iMac Desk Clone a Tomato Plant Crocheted Fairy Wings Stainless Steel Patio Heater

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Bacon Jalapeno Poppers, Lady Gaga Hairdo, DIY Diamond Ring

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Lady Gaga Hairdo DIY Diamond Ring Amazing Tesla CD Turbine Yip Yip Costume Glowing Birdcage Necklace 5 Vinegar Secrets Cloth-Covered Cables English Breakfast Pizza LED Plant Growth Light Wooden Puzzle Cube RFID Projects DIY Barbecue Vodka Infused Gummis Low Carb Pizza

Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Why doesn't my potato cannon work? Answered

Today, I finally got to test my spud gun. I loaded it up with a plug of potato, sprayed in one second of hairspray, twisted the cap shut, and pressed the barbecue ignitor. I heard the ignitor work, but nothing happened. I tried this again and again, using different potatoes, cleaning the cannon, and checking the sparker. Every time I did it, it didn't work. I followed the instructions step by step from Backyard Ballistics, but I used ABS instead of PVC. I also used a barbecue ignitor instead of a lantern ignitor. I used all ABS parts, with the right cement for ABS, so I don't know what went wrong. Could it be my hairspray? I bought a $1 can, which seemed a little strange, because all the other cans were at least five dollars. Is cheap hairspray made with different chemicals? I believe the hairspray brand I used was called "White Rain", but I could be completely making that up.  Thanks, Noahh 

Question by noahh 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


National Archives: What, Me Worry? by Jason Perlow

" While many of you this weekend were firing up your barbecues, cooking grilled meats and drinking chilled beers, you might have missed a small announcement that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made last Thursday having to do with a eensy, weensy, rather trivial data loss --- it managed to misplace a TWO TERABYTE EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEM containing confidential information from the White House during the Clinton administration. "Read more about at THIS web site link.

Topic by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Popular Mechanics 2008 DIY Rally

Submissions for the 2008 Popular Mechanics DIY Rally close on April 4, 2008. If you've got something cool, be sure to enter it (and post an Instructable!). Here's the official announcement:Popular Mechanics' race for the best DIY projects of 2008 is on! Can you top a pedal-powered air gun? A self-tending barbecue? A motorcycle that rides on water? Whatever you've been hammering away on in your garage or basement, we want to see it. If it qualifies for the magazine's annual DIY Rally, you and your project will be featured in an upcoming issue. Use this online form to enter, but be sure to do it soon. Submissions must be received by April 4, 2008.Submission formAstute readers will note that the winning entry, shown in front of the loading dock at my old hangout, MITERS, was submitted by Damon, who now works for a Squid Labs spin-out company.

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago


How to make black garlic

We all believe that the health, eating black garlic black garlic on the market as a health food and supplements, the price is relatively high, in fact, at home, you can easily make black garlic, Here I will introduce two black garlic molding method for your reference. The first method: rapid generation of law Step 1: Prepare good garlic, three of each head of garlic wrapped in aluminum foil, Step 2: roasted on the stove above, just like on the street to do the kind of barbecue, 15 minutes, Step 3: Flip the back and then bake for 15 minutes, Step 4: steamed, placed in a pressure cooker inside the steam, steam cooked into about 30 minutes, Note: In the second step, if conditional, can be placed inside the oven baking, aluminum foil, can be placed in a plastic box inside, but slightly lid yo or evaporated dry.

Topic by ogarlic 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Any project ideas for a 21 year old unemployed high school graduate?

I have an unemployed 21-year old high school drop-out son, who has been in rehab several times. His dad is letting him stay with us, temporarily, despite my saying I want him out. (Son's room-mate is suddenly all excited about being a Jehovah's Witness -- my son's pagan lifestyle is not jelling well.) Being co-dependent and all, I am trying to find some kind of project to keep him busy and act as "barter for rent". We live in a culture-starved, neighborhood covenants enforcing, Republican or Die, suburban neighborhood. Backyard. Already have a shed -- although it's probably going to need to be replaced sometime. My son is very good at barbecueing. Any ideas?

Topic by LauraGrimes 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The 4th at Instructables HQ

So we had a great 4th of July party here at the tower. For those of you who did not experience it, I fear no written description could allow you to ever know the true greatness of what happened that night, and I would just end up tantalizing you with details like "Guitar Hero and barbecue on the roof" or "fireworks being launched from Alcatraz in the background" or "Dance Dance Revolution and karaoke in the conference room". No, I'm afraid if I attempted to describe that night, with details like those, I would merely be tickling your taint; however, don't cry yourself to sleep just yet, there is still hope for you to share in on a slice of the "Awesome pie" which was that night.Through the wonders of advanced intertube technology, I am able to show you a video of what may, or may not (for liability reasons) be us launching a rocket out of the old howitzers next to the tower. How fitting that these guns, which used to defend our country, can take part in celebrating our freedom.

Topic by Tetranitrate 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Large-caliber Sundial

I was wandering the web, looking for information for a future Instructable, when I got ever-so-slightly side-tracked.I came across this blog entry about a bunch of people who made their own, rather unique, sundial:Our friends in the village are building a garden from scratch, to go with their new house. A key part of garden planning is to get the major design "features" sorted out ahead of the planting. One of the things that the boys wanted was a sundial, so work has started there. The plan follows the traditional method of sundial construction, as you will see from the pictures:1. Buy a World War II anti-aircraft gun (preferable the portable kind)2. Put it in the garden.3. Make sure the safety catch is on.4. Invite some like-minded nutters round for a barbecue and get them working the elevation controls.5. Set the barrel to exactly 52 and a bit degrees elevation (to match the latitude of the garden).6. Do some nifty work with a calculator and a compass to figure out where the hour markers go for precise "Northmoor Time".7. Unilaterally declare independence - and if anyone argues....:lol:Link to Blog

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Anyone want to do peer review? Open source product devellopment

I made the pulser pump 20 years ago. (A low tech trompe airlfit pump combination to use low grade water power.It never attracted scientific research funding and never got tested because it is simple and doesn't produce electiricity.I put up an instructable about how to make a model but nobody has made one.Last year I made the "mechanical mathematician" which is a new simple device to allow people to make moulds for parabolic dishes from cob or mud.The same constraints apply and official science will never check it out.This year, there is the tracking solar accumulator, the clock based dripper tracker and the 2 bucket dripper tracker. (Guess I am on a bit of a roll because I needed solutions to make the solar tracking accumulating barbecue a reality.)Official science will not be interested in this either.It is all very low tech stuff. Cheap simple trackers have been identified by solarcooking.org as an important part of getting solar cooking widely introduced. The clock based tracker especially could change things a whole lot for many people. It can be cheap and accurate enough to provide all day semi-automatic solar cooking. I have adapted a few clocks for this but there are probably many models on the market and you might find the ideal one or a better way of adapting one to help make better trackers for solar cookers.It takes years for new (even appropriate technology) to be introduced.Please help these things get introduced much faster by making some of them yourselves.And if you already have made some, please post them! Do not be afraid of doing a bad job. Places like the full belly group would be good to post your stuff or video or text responses to my utube videos.I will happily take down my instructables if someone posts better versions! I have made all these things but my versions were just demo's to show what could be done. There are no patents on any of them.Please join in. http://www.youtube.com/user/gaiatechnicianBrian White

Topic by gaiatechnician 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Instructables Internship - Day 3

Hello Again!So, What did I do today...During breakfast this morning I wrote up yesterday's log, which was exciting yet depressing... because of the burnt Peanut Butter Sandwich... no, that wasn't the top-secret project, DON'T WORRY!Other than that...hmm, well, initially, I just made some new "homepage images," then Billy and I attacked the semi-old yet miserably slow laptop that was attached to the "new" laser cutter and cleaned that out. Yeah, we made it run nice and fast =)After that, NoahW and I went out to Trader Joe's for Salad Club shopping. Yep, today was our day to cool lunch!Noah brought his mini-barbecue and we bbq'ed steak, chicken, and tofu! YUM! We also prepared a HUGE salad, which I'm not used to, 'cause I've never made salad before. For all of you who don't know how to make salad, basically, you get to kill a bunch of vegetables with a large, sharp, blade... VERY ENTERTAINING!Unfortunately, I forgot the muffin tin from "home" (Eric and Christy's House), so I wasn't able to bake muffins... there's always next week, though!After lunch, Jason, Noah, and I went out to home depot to get supplies for the top-secret project... I think I'll call it Proj. X, from now on. Anyway, we got all of the materials that we're going to need for Proj. X except for the surgical tubing V_v... it was just too darned expensive, so we're just going to order it online.However, tomorrow, we can start building! YAY!I'm starting to write up a new Instructable on my Hypercube Bubble maker, which should be published relatively soon. I'M EXCITED!I've also started on a template for the Instructables Badges, hopefully those will be rolling out of the laser cutter relatively soon, too!Umm... what else? Well, I MIGHT be able to make Cotton Candy Machine (Mark III) here! Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to use any of the heavy machinery (ie. the lathe), so I'll teach Billy how to use it and he could make my parts for me! This, However, depends on how much time I have to spend on projects, and if I'm willing to buy the aluminum (= a lot of $)Just for any of you who hadn't read my previous posts, I'm having the time of my life here at Instructables, and if you end up producing really nice Instructables, you might get the opportunity to intern, too! Remember, if there's a will, there's a way!Cheers,-MuffinatorP.S. I've included a picture of the view from my room. Yeah, I know, I had to make it all artsy... it's the Oakland Skyline at Night. It looks pretty cruddy in the "preview", so take a look at the full-sized image by clicking on the "I" in the upper left hand corner on the picture.

Topic by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Instructables Internship - Day 7 (Day @ Google!)

Sorry to keep you guys waiting, I've just been so busy having fun, etc ;)So, without any further adieu, Tuesday through Thursday! (in four separate posts, so that I don't overwhelm you)Tuesday: Google Day!So, yes, it's true. I got to go to Google to talk a bit about Instructables. Yes, it's true, I'm a terrible speaker. And yes, it's true, Google is awesome!I had so much fun at Google, I'm so glad that we (Billy and I) were able to go. We got to see Stan, the t-rex standing outside in the courtyard. We got free foodstuffs and shwag. We saw SpaceShipOne (I think it was a model, though), and had a great time. It's really cool inside Google; everyone's desk has something strange on it, some people are even in "tents." it's just wacky to the max. Unfortunately, my camera died after a few minutes in Google, so I wasn't able to take too many pictures for you guys v_v sorry.There's actually a video of about 1/2 of the talk up on Google Video, and it's already on the Instructables Blog hereAfter Google, we went back to Squid Labs, where Jason and I worked on and pretty much finished up Project X. All we need now is some fine-detail work and it'l be done!So, it turns out that Tuesday was the annual Squid Labs' Intern Barbecue Day! At 6, the BBQ started, but Jason, Noah, Billy, and I were all out in the back, "testing out" Project X. After a few attempts, and an attempt to modify Proj. X, we decided that our brains needed some food to operate in a more functional manner. The BBQ was nice, there was quite a bit of food, drinks, and socializing. TimAnderson and others were flying kites up on the roof-patio (where the BBQ was held), in a mostly-successful manner. We watched the sun begin to fall, and as Squid Labs has the best view of San Francisco, it was spectacular. Unfortunately, my camera was inoperable... due to lack of battery power, and I didn't get any shots of the sundown. v_vAnywhoo, We all got Squid Lab 2007 Intern T-shirts, which were pretty damn awesome. There's a pic of them at the end of the post.After, Jason, Noah, Mike, Mitch, and both of their girlfriends (Erica and Jenna) came down off the roof-deck to help perfect Proj. X. We did quite a bit of work on it, but after several failed attempts, we knew what we had to do. Unfortunately, it was getting really late and we had to stop working on it for the night. Work will continue on Wednesday!Then, Billy and Star (Starsterisk) were going to watch The Boondock Saints on the projector in the conference room, so I joined them for a bit. We (Eric, Christy and I) got home around 10:30... pretty DARN late....Cheers,-Muffinator

Topic by T3h_Muffinator 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago